Friday, September 30, 2011

PolkaDot Door Blog Hop


I was extremely honored when I was asked to be a part of the blog hop this month along with all of the other extremely talented ladies at PolkaDot Door. For those of you who haven't heard of PDD, they are a wonderful challenge blog who every month give you an inspiration photo and you create something that you love by what inspires you...you get the chance to hop along and learn about some new amazingly talented ladies, and play along for some fabulous prizes.

I am not going to lie, when I saw the image for this month, I was stumped, for quite awhile. I sat and stared at this photo, I asked friends, I even asked my hubby....and wouldn't you know it, he was the one who finally helped me find my inspiration. Talk about a shocker!! LOL!

First I will show you the photo for this month, and then I will try and explain what inspired me, because I can almost guarantee you won't be able to tell from my layout. ;)

Here is the photo for this month:
Very adorable photo, I was just super stumped...I was taking it way to literal, and was really struggling with it....so when I showed the hubby, the first thing that he noticed was the "sibling rivalry" in the photo....of course his solution was use pics of the girls arguing...at this point I was desperate, so I started going through photos to find that I didn't have any of them not getting along, not playing around and just being the buds that they are...so I got to thinking, and they really don't fight much, they are best friends, soooo....I decided to scrap that. The fact that right now there aren't those kind of issues, but that I know one day it will happen, I just hope they get past whatever it is to stay as close as they are now.
Then once I decided not to be as literal, I started looking at the photo in a different way...I was then inspired by the pops of red against the light blue, the patterns of the outfits and how they contrasted so beautiful, the sprinkling of the little gold and green circles along the floor,...and I was inspired...I knew exactly what I was going to do.


The reds are photographing really off on here, but super cloudy day, and I am still learning PSE. :)


Now please hop along and see what all of the other fabulous ladies have created:

DeeDee
Amanda (You are here)

This month's prize sponsors are:

Berry71Bleu is giving away a $20 shop certificate to the Challenge winner.


UmWow Studio is giving away a prize package to the blog hop winner.


Scrappy Doodads is giving away a complete kit to the featured designer!

Thanks so much for hopping by my blog, I hope you are inspired to create something you love. I hope you take the time to not only visit all of the other ladies, but play along yourself! Make sure to link your creations up at the PolkaDot Door!!



15 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooooooooo CUTE CUTE CUTE! I loveeeeee the colors, the photo, the circles and loving the title work! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Missy Whidden said...

Amanda, this is precious!! That is a terrific photo. Love the reds & blues, and the circles are just perfect. Thank you for working out with us at ScrapFIT!

Diana Fisher said...

I love what you came up with for the inspiration. Adorable!

Lisa said...

First your girls are adorable! Second this is a wonderul project! Love your title and it's placement. the circles are so fun :)

Mazlina said...

what a lovely layout.. love the circles and really nice pic :)

Marivic (Berry71Bleu) said...

Really Cute LO! Love the picture too!

Joanne Leddy said...

Oh my - this is beautiful! I love how you've brought in the colors and those hearts are so sweet. Thanks for sharing!

ShoppingTamii said...

I sometimes take challenges too literally, isn't it liberating once you see differently??? I love the way you used the color as an inspiration, the design is awesome, PERFECT page!!!

Lyneen said...

Well if you were stumped... you got it right on target... GREAT LAYOUT!!!!! TFS!

Barbara said...

Really, really cute and I love the colors!

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Amanda, this is an amazing LO!! Love your work! Fab interpretation of the inspiration photo!! Thanks for working out with us at ScrapFIT! ~ ~ Blessings

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

JULIANA said...

What a great layout! Great color combination and I love the circles! I love your take on the challenge too!

Polka Dot Door Designs said...

Absolutely gorgeous layout Amanda! I love that you looked beyond immediately obvious and found your own inspiration in the image - the results are fabulous.

Keri said...

Amanda, just popping by to say thank you for commenting on my blog during the Sweet Peach Blog Hop! Love your work...love the red wooden leters in the above layout, plus love what you did with Crate Farmhouse and Authentique Uncommon below! Gorgeous! :)

Sandy Ang said...

Such a beautiful Lo ! Thanks for linking up to my challenge.